Nearly three years since Shura delivered her exquisitely crafted debut album Nothing’s Real (2016), the UK singer-songwriter has returned with “BKLYNLDN,” a stirring, sensuous ode to long distance love and the first offering from her forthcoming sophomore LP.
“With ‘BKLYNLDN’ I wanted to explore having both a sonic and lyrical evolution,” Shura explains in an official statement. “It’s about desire—playing with the idea of it being all consuming and at times overwhelming. It begins with the immediacy of physical desire—'this isn't love' and yet as the song unfolds that sentiment begins to unravel; I am clearly in love and instead of my girlfriend coming to London, I end up moving to Brooklyn. I wanted to capture that reversal musically and the final section of the track encapsulates my summer, that feeling of skipping through Brooklyn, holding hands with my girlfriend and singing out loud, without caring about how ridiculous you might look to the rest of the world.”
Watch the track’s accompanying Fiona Jane Burgess directed visuals—inspired by Rodin’s famous ‘The Kiss’ sculpture—below and stay tuned for more information to come regarding Shura’s highly anticipated second studio album.
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